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Bulgaria rejects bill that would have criminalized homosexual behavior

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Bulgaria
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Lawmakers in Bulgaria have rejected a controversial legislative amendment that would have criminalized homosexual behavior, including "coming out." [...]

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Russian newspaper fined for violating country’s anti-gay propaganda law

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Alexander Yermoshkin
MOSCOW — A Russian newspaper has become the first media organization to be fined under the country's anti-gay propaganda law after it profiled an openly gay teacher. [...]

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India Supreme Court refuses to review verdict that criminalizes homosexuality

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
APGay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality.
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes homosexuality. [...]

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Conservatives lash out at ‘sick,’ ‘despicable,’ ‘disgusting’ Grammys

Monday, January 27, 2014
Matt Sayles,  Invision (AP)Audience members participate in a same sex wedding during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Anti-gay commentators were none too pleased with last night’s performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, which included a ceremony where thirty-four couples — including same-sex couples — were married. Unsurprisingly, many claimed that the show was evil and mean to anti-gay activists. [...]

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Uganda president won’t sign anti-gay law without proof gays are not born that way

Monday, January 27, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Friday he would sign the country's controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill only on the condition that he receives scientific proof that gays are made and not born. [...]

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Russian lawmakers propose to expand ‘anti-gay’ law by removing the ‘gay’

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Vladimir Putin
MOSCOW – A coalition of Russian lawmakers, representing members from United Russia Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and the Communist Party, on Friday submitted a proposal to amend the federal "anti-gay propaganda" law, expanding the measure to encompass sexual "propaganda" of any kind. [...]

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Nigerian protesters urge speedy convictions, executions of accused gay men

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- Thousands of protesters threw stones into the Shariah court in a north Nigerian city Wednesday, urging the speedy convictions and executions of 11 men arrested for belonging to gay organizations. [...]

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Uganda to deport British man charged with having sex with another man

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Rebecca Vassie, APBriton Bernard Randall, 65, stands in a holding cell after a court hearing which ordered him to be deported, at the Chief Magistrates court in Entebbe, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan court on Wednesday ordered the deportation of a British man facing criminal charges related to images of him having sex with another man. [...]

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Arrests spread across Nigeria, unleashed by wide-ranging new anti-gay law

Friday, January 17, 2014
AP (File)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Arrests have spread across Nigeria as dozens more people perceived to be gay have been rounded up and questioned, activists said Friday, describing another wave of police attention unleashed by a wide-ranging new anti-gay law. [...]

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Uganda president blocks controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill and has rebuked Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for failure to follow parliamentary procedures by passing the law without a quorum, reports the Daily Monitor, the leading Ugandan newspaper. [...]

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